Rachel (unknown)1

ID#2671
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: not yet determined
Birth place: not yet determined.

Rachel married Joseph Richmond.1

Deceased Child of Rachel (unknown) and Joseph Richmond:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=10 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1604] Marriage License for Jacob Standiford and Almyra Richmond, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130828_00596.jpg.

William S. Collins1

ID#2672
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: unknown
Birth place: Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia.1

William married Alice Wilhelm.1

Deceased Child of William S. Collins and Alice Wilhelm:

Last Edited Date=20 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1608] Sarah Mae Howard, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983942_0000179.jpg.

Alice Wilhelm1

ID#2673
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: unknown
Birth place: Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia.1

Alice married William S. Collins.1

Deceased Child of Alice Wilhelm and William S. Collins:

Last Edited Date=20 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1608] Sarah Mae Howard, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983942_0000179.jpg.

Alexander Howard1

ID#2674
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: not yet determined
Birth place: not yet determined.

Alexander married Elizabeth (unknown).1

Deceased Children of Alexander Howard and Elizabeth (unknown):

Last Edited Date=13 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1610] Marriage License for James Alexander Howard and Sarah May Collins, Harrison County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011539_00073.jpg.
  2. [S1612] James A. Howard household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.

Elizabeth (unknown)1

ID#2675
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: not yet determined
Birth place: not yet determined.

Elizabeth married Alexander Howard.1

Deceased Children of Elizabeth (unknown) and Alexander Howard:

Last Edited Date=13 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1610] Marriage License for James Alexander Howard and Sarah May Collins, Harrison County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011539_00073.jpg.
  2. [S1612] James A. Howard household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.

Emma Howard1

ID#2678, b. circa 1882
Father: Alexander Howard
Mother: Elizabeth (unknown)

Birth date: circa 1882
Birth place: West Virginia.1
Last Edited Date=13 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1612] James A. Howard household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.

Marcus Howard1

ID#2679, b. circa 1883
Father: Alexander Howard
Mother: Elizabeth (unknown)

Birth date: circa 1883
Birth place: West Virginia.1
Last Edited Date=13 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1612] James A. Howard household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.

William H. Lydick1

ID#2682, b. 16 January 1847, d. 1 December 1926
Father: Benjamin Lydick
Mother: Sarah Jane Greathouse

Birth date: 16 January 1847
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1,2

William died at age 79 from influenza on 1 December 1926 at Revere, Gilmer County, West Virginia.2,3 His body was interred on 3 December 1926. Place of burial or removal is simply identified as "Chapel" on the death certificate, but I'm unclear where that location is2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaWilliam H. Lydick, male, age 2, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=23 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. [S1184] Benjamin Lydick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 327B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  2. [S1956] William H. Lydick, Certificate of Death, Gilmer County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953328_0001898.jpg.
  3. [S1957] William H. Lydick, Gilmer County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 0808255_00166.jpg.

Sarah Lydick1

ID#2683, b. 1850
Father: Benjamin Lydick
Mother: Sarah Jane Greathouse

Birth date: 1850. As she was reported as 2 months old in the 1850 U.S. census with an official enumeration date of June 1st, she was probably born in March.

Birth place: Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaSarah Lydick, female, age 2 months, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)1
Last Edited Date=19 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1184] Benjamin Lydick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 327B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.

Martha Genther1

ID#2684, b. July 1881
Father: Louis Carl F. Genther
Mother: Emma Elizabeth Dakan

Birth date: July 1881
Birth place: West Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=19 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1619] Louis C. Genther household, 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 118, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T623_1768.

Louis C. Genther1

ID#2685, b. July 1884
Father: Louis Carl F. Genther
Mother: Emma Elizabeth Dakan

Birth date: July 1884
Birth place: West Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=19 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1619] Louis C. Genther household, 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 118, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T623_1768.

Mary B. Genther1,2

ID#2686, b. December 1887
Father: Louis Carl F. Genther
Mother: Emma Elizabeth Dakan

Birth date: December 1887
Birth place: West Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=26 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S1619] Louis C. Genther household, 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 118, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T623_1768.
  2. [S1701] Louis C. Genther household, 1910 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District precinct #7, Wheeling city, Enumeration District 107, sheet 3A (55 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1692.

William Addison Genther1,2

ID#2687, b. 6 May 1890, d. November 1977
Father: Louis Carl F. Genther
Mother: Emma Elizabeth Dakan

Birth date: 6 May 1890.2,3,4 William's WWI draft registration card shows his birth as 06 May 1891, believed to simply be an error as his age would have been 26 rather than 27 as reported on the card. Using 1890 as his correct year of birth, his actual ages jive with the reported ages in the 1900 and 1910 federal censuses as well as his draft registrations for both World Wars.1 The year 1890 is also supported by the Social Security Death Index.4

Birth place: Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.2

Commonly known by his middle name, Addison.3,5

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. As a result of the Selective Service Act passed on 18 May 1917, every male living within the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The first registration was held 5 June 1917 for men aged 21 to 31. At age 27, William registered in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair. He reported a wife and 3 children as dependent on him for support.1

As of 5 June 1917, when he registered for the draft, William was employed as a mill worker by Whitaker Glessner Co., Wheeling, West Virginia, and was living at 1028 Alley H, Wheeling, West Virginia.1

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All men between ages 18 and 65 and not already in the military were required to register for the draft during one of six registration periods. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration," was conducted on 27 April 1942 to register men who were between 45 and 64 years old. At age 51, William registered at Ohio County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: 5' 6" tall, 145 pounds, light complexion, hazel eyes, blonde and gray hair, light complexion.2

As of 27 April 1942, when he registered for the draft, William was employed by Roy O'Shea, Central Union Building, Wheeling, West Virginia, and was living at Stone Church Road, Elm Grove, West Virginia.2

His last known residence per the Social Security Death Index was Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia.6

William died at age 87 in November 1977.7
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=12 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), William Addison Genther data, No. 41 (657 stamped).
  2. [S863] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), William Addison Genther data, Serial No. U1035.
  3. [S1619] Louis C. Genther household, 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 118, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T623_1768.
  4. [S899] William Genther, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports full date of birth.
  5. [S1701] Louis C. Genther household, 1910 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District precinct #7, Wheeling city, Enumeration District 107, sheet 3A (55 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1692.
  6. [S899] William Genther, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693
  7. [S899] William Genther, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports month and year of death.

Nellie W. Genther1,2

ID#2688, b. 1 December 1892
Father: Louis Carl F. Genther
Mother: Emma Elizabeth Dakan

Birth date: 1 December 1892
Birth place: Brooke County, West Virginia.3
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=27 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S1619] Louis C. Genther household, 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 118, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T623_1768.
  2. [S1701] Louis C. Genther household, 1910 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District precinct #7, Wheeling city, Enumeration District 107, sheet 3A (55 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1692.
  3. [S1702] Nellie W. Genther, Brooke County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00308.jpg.

Catherine A. Genther1

ID#2689, b. December 1897
Father: Louis Carl F. Genther
Mother: Emma Elizabeth Dakan

Birth date: December 1897
Birth place: West Virginia.1

Another spelling of her name is Katherine.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=30 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S1619] Louis C. Genther household, 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 118, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T623_1768.

William Dakan1

ID#2690
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: unknown.
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1

It is likely, but not yet confirmed, that William and Martha Davis were married.1

Deceased Child of William Dakan and Martha Davis:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=29 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S1705] Emma Dakan Genther, Certificate of Death, Ohio County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953606_0002538.jpg.

Robert Dakan1

ID#2691, b. October 1870
Father: not yet identified, but reportedly born in Pennsylvania.1
Mother: not yet identified, but reportedly born in (West) Virginia.1

Birth date: October 1870
Birth place: West Virginia.1
Last Edited Date=20 Jan 2013

Citations

  1. [S1619] Louis C. Genther household, 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 118, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T623_1768.

Mary Jefferson1

ID#2692, b. circa 1846
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1846
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

John H. Jefferson1

ID#2693, b. circa 1850
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1850
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

William H. Jefferson1

ID#2694, b. circa 1855
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1855
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Lydia Jefferson1

ID#2695, b. circa 1852
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1852
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Lewis Jefferson1

ID#2696, b. circa 1857
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1857
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Elizabeth R. Jefferson1

ID#2697, b. circa 1858
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1858
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Ella B. Jefferson1

ID#2698, b. circa 1860
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1860
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Rebecca Virginia Jefferson1

ID#2699, b. circa 1862
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1862
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Martina Jefferson1

ID#2700, b. circa 1864
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: circa 1864
Birth place: West Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1624] John Jefferson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Moundsville Post Office, pages 4 and 5 (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.